Senior Spotlight>Evan Eckberg (Bureau Valley)

Name: Evan Eckberg.

School: Bureau Valley High School.

Date/place of birth: Jan. 6, 2003/Princeton.

Hometown: Walnut.

Family: Mom - Julie; dad - Rick; brother - Derrick; sister - Lauren.

Sports/activities: Basketball, football, baseball, NHS, FCA, FFA.

Nickname(s): Eck.

Favorite sport and why: Baseball, because it teaches me to persevere and it is just fun to play.

Favorite food and where to get it: Spaghetti and garlic bread from my mom

Likes: Video games, friends, sports, and fishing.

Dislikes: Broccoli and onions.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career and why: I would say my dad and my sister (Lauren) would be the biggest influencers in my life, because they both give me great advice on and off the field/court.

Person with the greatest influence in my life and why: My mom definitely has the biggest influence on my life, because I live with her and she has taught me great life lessons such as staying humble and never giving up.

Who’s your dream celebrity prom date: Katie Sigmond.

Name three historic figures you’d like to meet and why: Babe Ruth, George Washington, and Christopher Columbus because they were all leaders of new things in their era. They taught their peers great things.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: PlayStation.

The last song I listened to: “Letter” by Kidd G.

People would be surprised to know: I am a pretty quiet and laid back person outside of sports.

I stay home to watch: “The 100.”

When I need luck for a big game, I: Pray and listen to music on the bus ride or before the game.

The funniest person I’ve ever met: Jaden Michlig, because him and I are just good friends and we are kind of opposites, so how much he talks makes me laugh.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: I was very smart and led by example.

Most embarrassing moment: Catching a muffed punt against Newman last year and running 10 yards the wrong way before I realized to turn around.

Most unforgettable moment: Watching my older teammates get to the Elite 8 in basketball.

Ultimate sports fantasy: To play for the Cubs in the MLB with Kris Bryant.

What I would like to do in life: Go to college to be an engineer.

Three words that best describe myself: Smart, humble, athletic.